Looking at this year rookie WR class, the phrase that jumps to mind is potential value.
Here’s why–at least 70% of the rookie WR you should be able to get late and they will out-produce their draft spot. But out-producing their draft spot and being a viable weekly starter are two different things.
Expect closer to Santana Moss like rookie production than Randy Moss like rookie production. Expecting even an Odell Beckham kind of rookie year is too optimistic. See Amari Cooper’s rookie year last year (72 receptions, 1,070 yards, and six TDs) as the approximate ceiling for most of the options below. Yet even that might be optimistic. I’m not saying any rookie WR won’t be a stud; I just don’t expect it this year.
Put more bluntly, I would not expect a single one to crack the top 30 WR this year. And while I expect some of the lower tier receivers to surprise many, most could just as easily disappoint.
Now that I’ve got you completely sedated, here are “16 for 2016” rookie WRs worthy of excitement. Maybe….
2016 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rookies
Treadwell will not stretch a defense or be able to separate from quality cornerbacks (although how many are on the Vikes schedule this year?). But he is a YAC machine and can win contested passes.
Given the limitations of Teddy Bridgewater, that might be a perfect match.
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